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Five Guys vs. FAT Burger?

Haven't been to Five Guys yet... does it beat my previous favourite, FAT Burger? Which side of the parking lot are you on?

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  1. I prefer fatburger because they have onion rings. Crazy reason, I know, but I LOVE onion rings.

    1. Went to Five Guys on Friday. Resounding "meh..." The meat was average, everything else I could do at home pretty easily. Fries again were a shrug, tried both the cajun and regular. The crunchy bacon was weird, bun was average, toppings all average except for the jalapenos which were nice fresh.

      Haven't been to Fatburger in a while but if I had to eat at either of the two again, it would be Fatburger hands down. Completely agree with Merry113 that the sides can make the meal. A shake would've completely elevated Five Guys.

      1. 5 Guys >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> fatburger

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        1. re: nonlinear

          Better, but not that much, mathman.

        2. Four Words: Rodeo Burger. Pickled Beets. Their prices are much more reasonable than Fat Burger and toppings are unlimited.

          The thought of Fat Burger is enough to make my stomach turn. I have given this establishment the benefit of three return visits only to be horrified on each: an undercooked burger, a take out tray tripping in grease, etc. I will NEVER go back.

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          Rodeo Burger
          8525 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G, CA

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          1. re: mummer

            I think he's referring to Calgary.

            1. re: mummer

              intersting that your burger at fatburger was undercooked. Both times I tried it, I got overcooked hockey pucks. Horrible experience both times. Haven't tried 5 guys... really don't see the point of chain restaurants these days.

              1. re: Dan G

                I'm not a fan of Fatburger either (or really any burger chain), but Five Guys is good. Give it a shot.

            2. Five guys for the burgers, Fatburger for the shakes. Best of both worlds.

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              1. re: thewiff

                So so on both. Slight edge to Five Guys. Rocky's Burger Bus has nothing to worry about. Drag that darn bus down to Deerfoot Meadows and we'll see who wins.

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                Rocky's Burgers
                1120 46 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G2A6, CA